Re: Waypoint Geotagging
- Why would I use waypoints?
I use the gps to document archaeological sites. The waypoint number is recorded in a log
together with other information about the artifact which is being photographed. I do not
wish to have the gps in the photo of the object when I take the photo. In addition, I wish
to use a spread sheet of the waypoint printouts correlated with photo numbers. Finally,
operationally it is much more useful to have the gps operator take record the information
then move on to the next artifact while the photographer is setting up to take the photo.
The waypoint number is coordinated with a field drawing of the artifact.
I know how to connect photos to tracklogs. I am asking for some help connecting
waypoints to photos. I can do that manually on a one to one basis in one of the programs
without having to retype the lat long info and that is satisfactory though somewhat time
I also have a camera which records the camera's location when the photograph is taken in
the metadata in the photograph; but again, the camera location is not the same location
as the artifact. Sometimes that distance is a few feet, sometimes 100.
I understand about the accuracy of my devices and all the rest. If anyone has any ideas
about how to imbed the location information from gps WAYPOINTS into the metadata of
photos, I would appreciate it.
In Mapsource, delete everything except your waypoints and "Save as.." using GPS eXchange Format (gpx) and you should be able to use the resulting file as your location data input just the same as if it contained a track log.I use gpsphoto.pl (perl), to do the time stamp matching, myself. I suggest backing up your photos before adding geotags, until you're sure you've got the tags exactly right.--Dan FarrisOn Feb 2, 2009, at 11:57 AM, Hamilton Moore wrote: